Friday news, part two:
Blizzard bans 120K WoW Classic botters and makes it harder to roll Death Knights
In a post that practically vibrates with 'this is why we can't have nice things' energy, the studio announced that it has banned 120,000 "malicious accounts" in WoW Classic and is making it harder to create Death Knight characters. The change will kick in next week.
Disco Elysium gets a supercharged photo mode, free for everyone
Disco Elysium is known for its "improbable depth," as we said in our glowing 92% review/a>. (...)
It's also oddly beautiful, in a stark, bleak fashion, and if you've ever had the urge to take a break from your busted-psyche detective story so you could just do a little sightseeing, the new Collage Mode/a> added to the game in today's free update is just what you've been waiting for.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin comes to Steam with a discount next month
Everyone's favourite boys, their vibrating eggs, and their computer-destroying hair will finally cast off their Epic Games Store exclusivity next month. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin will hit Steam on April 6, giving everyone who still stubbornly tries to keep their games library on a single digital shelf a shot at killing Chaos. You can see its new celebratory trailer here.
Shroud and Sacriel are making a new survival game with Splash Damage
Twitch streamers Mike "Shroud" Grzesiek and Chris "Sacriel" Ball are partnering with Splash Damage to develop an new open-world survival-shooter that studio CEO Richard Jolly said is "truly different from anything we've done before."
The Future Games Show Spring Showcase airs next week with over 45 games
Next week, the Future Games Show Spring Showcase livestream will show off a bunch of upcoming games, including zero-gravity shooter Hyenas, which we've been looking forward to (well, mostly, at least).
You can get the most underrated hidden gem of 2022 for just 6 bucks on Steam right now
I was absolutely enchanted by last year's DreamWild, a fast-paced, horde mode roguelike with one of my favorite art styles of any game in recent memory: A surreal, vibrant render revival that combines throwback 3D graphics with sprite-ized models and pre-rendered backdrops like a classic RPG. And right now it's the cost of a fancy cup of coffee or a sandwich of indeterminate quality!
Hyper Light Breaker trailer shows off first gameplay in 'infinite open worlds'
Developer Heart Machine has unveiled its first official gameplay trailer for Hyper Light Breaker, a follow-up to 2016's beloved indie Zelda-like Hyper Light Drifter. While Breaker is a huge gameplay departure for the series, its distinctive soundscapes and visual identity seem very much intact.
After 15 years of development, the 'reactive puzzle game' Storyteller is out next week, so here's a launch trailer
15 years after its first appearance, the tale-spinning puzzle game Storyteller is just one week from release. Publisher Annapurna Interactive dropped a new trailer today to tell the world that it's coming to Steam (and the Nintendo Switch, if you're into that) on March 23.
Rust developer cancels community event due to death threats
Rust developer Facepunch Studios has canceled a small event that would have taken place at a coffee shop in San Francisco next week, citing "an IRL threat."
The meet and greet was set to take place near the 2023 Game Developers Conference, and was pitched by Facepunch as a chance for conference attendees and fans to meet the Rust team, share their portfolios, and "talk shop."
Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is free to keep on Steam
Borderlands 2 character Tiny Tina proved so popular that eight years later, she received her own spin-off in the form of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. But before that, she was the focus of the Borderlands 2 DLC Assault on Dragon Keep. That expansion was offered as a standalone in 2021, to promote the then-forthcoming Wonderlands. As measly a package as that might seem, it's worth a playthrough: It was the crown jewel of Borderlands 2's expansions (which itself is the best Borderlands game), chiefly because the foul-mouthed, scrap-loving Tina is a great joy to spend time with.
Whatever the case, giving it a go is easier now, because until March 24, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep is free on Steam. It's an add-to-your-account-and-keep-forever affair, so even if you don't want to play it now, think of it as an investment in your gaming future.
Dying Light studio remembers it's working on an 'exotic open world' fantasy RPG a mere 7 years after announcing it
Hey, remember how Techland is working on a new fantasy RPG? No? Me neither! Probably because it was announced literally seven years ago at the same time as Dying Light 2, which got much more attention both from audiences and Techland itself. But I guess the company is ready to focus on the game it's had in the oven for the last near-decade.
These are the GOG and Steam deals for the weekend:
- The first Deal of the Day is Concordia: Digital Edition, 30% off until Monday: https://www.gog.com/en/game/concordia_digital_edition
- The other 7 Deals of the Day are Syberia games/DLCs, and all will last another 70 hours:
- Syberia is 90% off: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia
- Syberia II is also 90% off: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_2
- Syberia 3: The Complete Journey also gets a 90% discount: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_3_the_complete_journey
- Syberia: The World Before gets a 60% discount: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_the_world_before
- The Syberia: The World Before - Deluxe Edition Upgrade add-on is 60% off: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_the_world_before_deluxe_edition_upgrade
- Syberia: The World Before - Digital Deluxe Edition is also 60% off: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_the_world_before_digital_deluxe_edition
- And the Syberia Anniversary Collection, with the four games, gets a 77% discount: https://www.gog.com/en/game/syberia_anniversary_collection
- And the Weekend Sale features up to 90% discounts during the next 3 days: https://www.gog.com/en/promo/20220317_weekend_sale
- Well, not much to say, is it? The Spring Sale is live and will last one week, until next Thursday, March 23rd.
And that's all folks! Until next time, I wish you a happy and gaming weekend.
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